Super Bowl teams in the modern era generally share a similar strategy of having an elite starting quarterback, excellent offensive line protection and an ability to pressure the opponent's quarterback, reports ESPN. A strong defense has also been a common factor in Super Bowl winning teams.
Super Bowl winning teams have featured star quarterbacks such as Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger. As the NFL has shifted to the passing game, elite passers give their teams a large advantage, as of 2015. Defense serves as another critical factor as evidenced by the 2013 Seattle Seahawks, who won the Super Bowl with the top-ranked defense in both points and yardage allowed.